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Our community champions

We are indebted to our community supporters for the help they have given us over the years.

You can read more of the latest news from some of our community champions here.

If you are inspired to support us with your own fundraiser click here or email us.


Support the Skydive for Nicola Parker

Posted on 18 March 2011

 On Sunday 10th April twenty four people will be leaping from the dizzying height of 12,000ft to commemorate the life of Nicola Parker (nee. Hickman) and raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. Nicola lost her battle with Leukaemia in August 2009 aged 37. Her mother, Jean Dyett, has organised the skydiving event to support the charity [...]

Over £1000 raised at Coffee Morning and Bazaar

Posted on 14 March 2011

Pilgrims Hospice in Ashford held its first Coffee Morning and Bazaar on Saturday.  All the usual stalls were present i.e. cake stall, tombola, raffle and knitted goods plus several independent stall holders. Lots of people browsed amongst the stalls and enjoyed homemade cakes, soup and crusty bread and raised over £1000. A huge thanks must go [...]

Daughter’s head shave raises over £2,100 in tribute to her father

Posted on 4 March 2011

On 5th February Charlotte Richards, 16, courageously had her head shaved to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices. She raised an incredible £2,176.13 and sponsorship is still coming in. Charlotte, accompanied by her mum Cheryl and 13-year-old brother Jamie, came into Canterbury Hospice to present her donation. Charlotte became a local celebrity when she told her story [...]

Local insurance staff raise £4,600 in memory of colleagues

Posted on 18 February 2011

Whitstable-based insurance company Chaucer presented Regional Fundraising Manager, Deborah Kellond, with a cheque for the handsome amount of £4,600. Chaucer staff chose Pilgrims Hospices as their charity of the year for 2010 after losing several colleagues in the Thanet Hospice.  Their fundraising efforts during the year included participating in the Herne Bay Moonlight Walk, quiz [...]

Local Business raffles cakes for the hospice

Posted on 8 February 2011

Angela Saunders of Kent Contact & Assessment Service came to Pilgrims Hospice Ashford on 31st January, to present a cheque for £283 raised through cake bakes, raffles and dress down days.  Angela, from Ashford-based KCAS said “Pilgrims Hospices touches the lives of a great number of people in east Kent and we are very pleased to [...]

‘Stan the Man’ raises over £2,000 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 4 February 2011

Stan Truelove from South Street in Canterbury raised £2,010 from his annual Christmas Lights display.

The Chaucer Hospital Goes Yellow for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 26 January 2011

Article written by Antony Masters, PR and Marketing Executive South East Region, The Chaucer Hospital. BMI The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, in Nackington Road, banished the winter blues by holding a ‘Go Yellow’ day in support of Pilgrims Hospices, raising £500 for the charity. Throughout Monday 24th January 2011, staff and consultants were encouraged to wear yellow for [...]

Local Nurse Completes the Great South Run

Posted on 26 January 2011

Mary Watson, a nurse at The Brabourne Care Centre in Ashford, completed The Great South Run in October raising money for Pilgrims Hospices.

Steven James Hairdressing raises £5,310 for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 24 January 2011

Steven James Hairdressing Salons in Canterbury and Faversham raised an astounding £5,310 for Pilgrims Hospices.



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